Watercolor - Still Life Painting
At the Michael Fleck Studio, 70 Highspire Road, Downingtown, Pennsylvania 19335
Joe has been a featured artist, watercolor instructor and art show judge at galleries and art associations in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey. His work has received recognition and awards at regional and national art shows. He continues to work with other watercolor artists to explore new methods and challenge his creative abilities. His work has appeared in books and magazines about the NE coast and back bays and his paintings are in corporate and private collections in the U.S., Europe, and Bermuda. Joe & his wife, Laurie, maintain studio homes in Wawa, Pennsylvania & Cape May, New Jersey.
About the Demonstration
Working in watercolor is one of the most challenging art forms. The unpredictability of the paint is the characteristic that helps me form dramatic skies, seas, and the physical texture of real objects. Techniques such as graded washes, transparent color layering, dry brush detail and the reserved white of the paper, are all used in varying degrees to form paintings infused with emotion. During the demonstration, I plan on showing all aspects of my creative process while taking suggestions from the audience regarding the mood we'll be depicting in the finished painting.